Leica 1600mm f/5.6 for only $2 Million!
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Vinnie_VdB
Registered: Dec 09, 2009
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ytwong wrote:
Does the 4WD has a "lens turret" as well too?

IS version? He can put a big Gyro Stabilizer on the 4WD to stabilize the lens and himself.

A Hermes edition is more likely that a LV edition!

Actually the Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 1700mm f/4 sounds better... longer and faster..


The lens itself is without VR/IS but the Mercedes that was build to hold the camera is equipped with stabilizers to avoid "car shake"



sirimiri
Registered: Dec 10, 2007
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I only buy equipment that I can hand-carry onto "Concorde".

Since both the R system and that SST are now-retired 1960s-era technology, and the lens is to big to carry on, I stand on my principles and flatly refuse to buy this lens.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Fred Miranda wrote:
<table border="0" align=right cellpadding="5" cellspacing="3"><tr><td><a target=_blank href=http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/08/worlds-most-expensive-lens-unsurprisingly-leica>
</a></td></tr></table>From popphoto.com: "It doesn't come as much of a surprise that the world's priciest lens comes with a red Leica dot logo on it. But when it comes to price, the Leica APO-Telyt-R 1:5.6/1600mm truly goes above and beyond. This one-off extreme telephoto was created for Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Al-Thani of Qatar for 16 million Hong Kong dollars, just over $2 million in the US.

That lens is a one off, but the photo above is from the prototype that's in the Leica factory showroom. Since this lens isn't exactly being sent out for review, we don't know an awful lot about it. It fits the Leica R-mount, is 1.2 meters long (1.55 with a lens hood), has a maximum diameter of 42cm, and weighs 60kg. The kicker? Sheikh Al-Thani had a Mercedes four-wheel drive commissioned specially to drive the lens around, and act as a support."





To read the entire article, visit <a target=_blank href=http://www.popphoto.com/gear/2012/08/worlds-most-expensive-lens-unsurprisingly-leica>popphoto.com</a>


I dig the cross-hair sights! Too Cool!


sorpa
Registered: Oct 13, 2009
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Country: Canada

Bif beat me to it.
What a heck are those cross-hair sights for?



Antje
Registered: Aug 19, 2002
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Country: Germany

sorpa wrote:
Bif beat me to it.
What a heck are those cross-hair sights for?


I guess it's pretty hard to find your target with such a long lens. It's probably for spotting and aligning.

Antje



Uzay
Registered: Sep 24, 2010
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what? no sample photos?



sorpa
Registered: Oct 13, 2009
Total Posts: 310
Country: Canada

Antje wrote:
sorpa wrote:
Bif beat me to it.
What a heck are those cross-hair sights for?


I guess it's pretty hard to find your target with such a long lens. It's probably for spotting and aligning.

Antje


I doubt. For spotting you`d have to piggy back a 200-300mm in order to have a bigger FOV.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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No, she is right. The same constructs are present on the Modul lenses.



asbalyan
Registered: May 28, 2003
Total Posts: 378
Country: United States

So the 4x4 Mercedes SUV will have gyro for image stabilization....



runamuck
Registered: Oct 29, 2006
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10,000 Hong Kong Dollars per Millimeter. Not bad at all.



Crossczechfoto
Registered: Jan 25, 2008
Total Posts: 697
Country: United States

When your a Sheik who cares if your an actual photographer.

When you have more money than several (if not most) nations, you can buy pretty much anything just for the heck of it!

If I have that much money I would probably just have somewhere a fully furnished and self sufficient Island with naked women between the ages of 18-25 running around!



But's that just me...

Ross



Yakim Peled
Registered: Nov 18, 2004
Total Posts: 16903
Country: Israel

Crossczechfoto wrote:
When your a Sheik who cares if your an actual photographer.

When you have more money than several (if not most) nations, you can buy pretty much anything just for the heck of it!

If I have that much money I would probably just have somewhere a fully furnished and self sufficient Island with naked women between the ages of 18-25 running around!



But's that just me...

Ross


Without any camera to take pictures of them? Nahhh.......

Happy shooting,
Yakim.



svassh
Registered: Mar 05, 2011
Total Posts: 660
Country: United States

How long till one shows up on the B&S forum from a newly registered user with zero feedback? Thanks for providing them photos of the lens Fred.



Bifurcator
Registered: Oct 22, 2008
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Country: Japan

I wonder what the MFD is and how it is at flower macros?



john_edwards
Registered: Jun 30, 2005
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You would think for that kind of money they would have put an AS foot on it. Just another cheap deal.



sorpa
Registered: Oct 13, 2009
Total Posts: 310
Country: Canada

OK, I figured it out.
The guy had to have them both in order to test them. The famous brick wall test.
I mean, how can you be sure that something is good? It has to compete against something else .
Anyone spotted lately a brick wall in Qatar while using google earth?



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
Total Posts: 5661
Country: United States

carstenw wrote:
No, she is right. The same constructs are present on the Modul lenses.


My 400/560/800 head just has a handle. Were the cross-hairs an add-on?



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
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Country: Germany

There should be a hole at the base of the handle and a notch at the tip?



freaklikeme
Registered: Apr 08, 2005
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Country: United States

Yeah, there is the notched sight, but it's not as accurate or easy to use as a set of cross-hairs. And there's this rectangular hole in the top of the handle that looks like it was made for some reason like an attachment. You had me all excited there, Carsten.



carstenw
Registered: Dec 26, 2005
Total Posts: 15370
Country: Germany

Right, the $2million lens has a better one But you should be able to aim with that. In fact, maybe you could fashion your own into that hole?



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